If you read my blog with some regularity, you’ll know that I adore the French pharmacy brands (Bioderma, Avene, Vichy, Elancyl, Nuxe). I gravitate towards them because they contain top quality ingredients, are really affordable, and most actually live up to their claims. I was super excited to learn that the world-renowned French dermatological brand … Continue Reading

I make no bones about my LOVE the YSL brand. The makeup is beyond amazing, and the skincare pure luxury. Yes, the products are on the pricier side, but I really think they are worth the splurge if you’re a true makeup lover. A while back, I was sent some lovely goodies from the makeup … Continue Reading

Did you know that improving your state of mind may help support your skin treatment results? I guess it kinda makes sense if you think about it. We know that stress negatively affects our health, however recent research has revealed that stress can also have positive effects like making us more alert, focused and energized. This … Continue Reading

Ever heard of a self-preserving product? Let me explain… The beauty of self-preserving products is that they don’t require synthetic preservatives to keep their formula intact. Instead, they make use of natural ingredients, carefully balanced to ensure bacteria and mould don’t cause product spoilage.  Currently, 65% of LUSH products are self-preserving and use natural ingredients … Continue Reading

I love to treat my skin to a mask at least twice a week. Facial masks are great because they address a particular skin concern (hydration, excess oil, wrinkles), so it’s important to choose the right one. Depending on their ingredients, masks can hydrate, draw out impurities, calm and soothe, tighten and tone, plump and … Continue Reading

There are a lot of new and exciting haircare products coming onto the market locally. Today I’m reviewing 3 such ranges: one for the Vegans; one that addresses dry and sensitive scalps; and one that is 98% natural. The products featured in this post worked well for my (and my daughter’s) particular hair type – … Continue Reading

In the world of perfumery, what’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is yours. That’s because fragrance is so subjective, and especially when we find that one thing we really love: our signature scent. And how exactly does one find the perfect perfume? Fragrance experts and authors Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez put it very … Continue Reading

Noticing the tell tale-signs of ageing? If yes, then you need an effective anti-aging serum in your beauty arsenal. Why? Well, a serum is able to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin (because it’s molecular structure is smaller than that of a moisturiser) and treat whatever your particular skincare concern may be. NIVEA Q10 … Continue Reading